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​Forty Day Cruise

This song is by Mark Heard and appears on the compilation album The Lost Artifacts Of An American Poet - The Original Recordings Of Mark Heard (2007).

Original video
Well, God told Noah to build a boat
Make it good, it's got to float
Pack it with animals two by two
World's gonna drown, but I'm gonna save you

Make it three hundred cubits by thirty by fifty
Make it strong and make it nifty
You're gonna be in it for a long, long time
Earth's gonna perish, but y'all are gonna be fine

Wall to wall animals for an aft
Hole in the roof for two giraffes
People got warned, but they just laughed
Said, we'd rather swim than ride on that raft
And the people sang

Two by two, two by two
What can you do with a buoyant zoo
And why should we take heed to you?
We don't wanna go on no forty day cruise

Well, it rained and it rained and it rained some more
A frog-strangler, it sure did pour
And the folks left behind got left for good
'Cause they never did listen to the call of the Lord

Well, the ark knocked up on Ararat peak
Those who scoffed weren't around to speak
They all died as the flood had roared
But Noah found favour in the eyes of Lord
And the people sang

Two by two, two by two
What can you do with a buoyant zoo
And why should we take heed to you?
We don't wanna go on no forty day cruise

Well, those in the flood got caught off guard
And when it hit, it hit 'em hard
Jesus is comin' back soon for sure
Every day looks more like the days of Noah

So get on the boat while you've got the chance
You've just got time by the seat of your pants
You know you need to and you know you ought'r
And you might as well forget about treadin' water
And the people sang

Two by two, two by two
What can you do with a buoyant zoo
And why should we take heed to you?
We don't wanna go on no forty day cruise

CreditsEdit

  • Written by Mark Heard